I Wish I Could Be a Professional Student

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    Freedom Writers

    I would love to be the eternal student, make study my vocation, maybe become an Emeritus with the scatty hair and beard. Trouble is, I have no hair and I'm crap at growing beards. Seriously, I would love to build on my degree, but cannot justify the expense at the moment. One day...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    What's Next...

    I'll be graduating with a doctorate in a few months and while part of me is happy, I can't help but constantly think... is this IT? Is this the end of my education? I thrive on learning. And while it drives me insane and keeps me stressed out many days, I cannot imagine never...
    highlow highlow
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2011


    I'm not lazy. I am a good worker..but I have so many interests in different things, and a passion to learn.. I would love to be able to take courses, for no other reason other than my own personal enrichment. Unfortunately, the cost is prohibitive from me doing this. Even online...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    Inevitable Lack Of Contribution

    There is so much I want to learn. There are so many classes I'd love to take. However, I have to earn a living and going to school all the time wont do that. It'll just put me in debt. I can, however, pursue a career that requires upgrading and the taking of more classes. I can...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2011

    And Getting Paid To Learn?

      Now that sounds like a really interesting concept.  Knowledge should usually be its own reward, but the idea of making a living just for learning is pretty appealing to me.  I just wonder why I didn't come across this when I was in college.  I...
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2009
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